- Earth at Aphelion. Our orbit's farthest point from the sun. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
- Fortunately by cosmic standards we're close (3.4%?) to circular at 147.5-152.6Mkm (91.7-94.8Mmi).
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- Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
- Honoring one of history's greatest inventors.
- Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 10a-9p UNCONFIRMED
- Newly reformatted, 40+ quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, local TV stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
tasteofchicago.usGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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- Southport Art&Music Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
- Mix of fine art by day and bumpin' music at night "for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival."
starevents.com3700 N Southport Ave At Waveland.
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- Chinatown Summer Fair (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-7p UNCONFIRMED
- Featuring cultural entertainment, kid stuff, arts and crafts, shopping, street vendors, taste of China, more. Lion Dance at 12:30p.
Chinatown Square, 2130 S Archer. Wentworth from Cermak to 24th.
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- Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
- Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra.
festival.gohammond.comWolf Park, 2398 S. Calumet Ave, Whiting IN.
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- Anniversary of First Moon Landing (since 1969). Yearly.
- Apollo 11 was launched on July 16th, 1969, carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The spacecraft landed in the Mare Tranquillitatis at 3:17 PM CDT on July 20th. At 9:56 PM Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, issuing the now famous phrase "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Aldrin followed shortly while Collins remained in the orbiting command module.
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- * Pitchfork Music Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-35+ May sell out. 1-9p UNCONFIRMED
- Dozens of bands on several stages.
pitchforkmusicfestival.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph.
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- World Arts & Music Fest (since 1986). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-7p UNCONFIRMED
- "Celebration of global diversity features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music and dance performances."
Dawes Park, 847/448-8058, Church street at the lakefront, Evanston.
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- * Pierogi Ride (since 2008). Yearly. 9:30a-6p UNCONFIRMED
- Bike (leisurely 18mi each way) to PierogiFest in Whiting, IN.
bedno.com/fb/162795677914690North Side of Field Museum, 312/922-9410, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr. At Roosevelt.
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- SlutWalk. Yearly. All ages. Free 12-4p UNCONFIRMED
- "March in support of education and against intolerance. Aims to combat the myth of 'the slut' and the culture of victim blaming"
bedno.com/fb/621510764887826Old Water Tower, 800 N. Michigan Ave.
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- International Clown Week. -2020.08.06 Yearly.
- Proclaimed in 1971 by Nixon. "I urge the people of the United States recognize the contributions made by clowns in their entertainment at children's hospitals, charitable institutions, for the mentally retarded, and generally helping to lift the spirits and boost the morale of our people." Observed Sunday in some years with a ceremony at Showmen's Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
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- * Lollapalooza. Yearly. All ages. $90-850 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
- Over 100 bands across eight stages and three days.
lollapalooza.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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